It’s the end of an era at Time Out… and the start of a new one

Time Out and friends thanked outgoing MD/co-founder Mike Rodrigues at celebrations in Sydney and Melbourne

This week at Time Out Australia we formally bid farewell to our leader and co-founder, Michael Rodrigues. To mark the occasion in true Time Out fashion, we held intimate events in both Sydney and Melbourne. 

On Tuesday March 9 at Sofitel’s famous Level 35 in Melbourne and on Thursday March 18 at The Star’s Flying Fish restaurant, key friends, industry, clients and government officials gathered to raise a glass to Mike and to Time Out. 

NSW Minister Stuart Ayres, Deputy Lord Mayor of Sydney Jess Scully, comedian Matt Okine, Remix founder Peter Tullin and AVC CEO Paul Waterson were among the many valued friends of Time Out who shared stories and their thanks for Time Out’s support to date.

While we bid our founder farewell as he moves on to become NSW 24 Hour Commissioner with the mission to reinvigorate the 24 hour economy in NSW, we are eager to continue to advocate for our cities and to drive positive change under the leadership of new MD, Elise Bucholtz.

Our goal is to get our readers out, because experience is the best currency. Why we do what we do will never change. We may no longer have Mike on the team, but we promise to continue to fly the flag for our cities, to support the independents, the small bar scene, the NTIA, the arts, tourism, travel and the wider communities that make our cities some of the world’s best. We also promise to continue to focus on exceptional service and solutions for our clients. 

Mike, we thank you for what you have done for our cities and our teams over the last 15 years, and we wish you well. Now it’s time for us all to get back to work and make a difference.

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